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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests draw low turnout, 21 years after British handover to China

Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing’s tightening grip over the city on the 21st anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

  • ABC

Organisers said 50,000 protested, in one of their lowest estimates since the annual march started in 2003.

Power 2bPolice said 9,800 attended at the peak — the lowest figure on their record.

Hong Kong’s opposition has lost much steam in the past year, which saw elected pro…

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